Career & Professional Development

Helping Gonzaga University Students and Alumni Clarify and Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals

Month: December 2013 (page 1 of 2)

North Dakota or Bust

Have you ever thought about working in North Dakota? We’re having an information session in late January about student internship opportunities in North Dakota. If you’re interested, watch this video and read below to see student quotes from past North Dakota internship positions!

“You’re representing Gonzaga, and Jim Powers put his word out to set everything up, so there was this feeling of nervousness. You had to give 110 percent because you were representing so much more than yourself. These people had never been to Gonzaga. They’ve seen the basketball but they’ve never experienced what it is to be a Zag. What you do here will forever be what Gonzaga stands for.”

“The Gonzaga interns provided the kind of talent that we need – highly skilled, talented, autonomous students who can come in and fill a critical need. And because the students came from Gonzaga, that actually provided an endorsement to a community under stress.”

“All the students should have had one nice thing in common – an experience in an environment unequal to anything they have ever seen. You can do it all in Williston, everything the Jesuits want – I think. You can have a good job, make money, pay taxes, give back and jump into the community and make it better. Work and a pay check solve a lot of problems and create all kinds of opportunity.”

Northern California Internship Opportunities

Hello Bay Area Zags! Today we have a whole slew of internships located in various cities around the Bay.

The Climate Corporation (San Francisco CA)

— Software Engineer/CS Internship, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11095/

VMware, Inc. HQ (Palo Alto)

— Intern – Treasury Analyst Job [45567BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11096/

— Intern – Security Engineering Opportunities Job [47075BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11097/

— Intern – Networking Engineering Opportunities Job [47072BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11098/

— Intern – Quality Engineering Opportunities at VMware Job [45278BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11099/

— Intern – Systems Engineering Opportunities at VMware Job [45288BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11100/

— Intern- MTS- Virtual Graphics ESX Platform Job [46164BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11103/

— Intern- MTS- Virtual Machines and Software Lifecycle Platform Job[46163BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11102/

— Intern- MTS- Fault Tolerance Job [46165BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11101/

Yahoo! Inc. HQ (Sunnyvale CA)

— Yahoo Legal Internships – Washington DC or Sunnyvale [1352316], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11104/

— Security Operations Intern [1351658], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11108/

Disney ESPN, Inc. (San Francisco CA)

— Mobile Marketing Internship, Disney Interactive/Palo Alto- Spring 2014 [152799BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11114/

URS Corp. (San Francisco CA)

— Engineering Intern [IE85924], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11132/

URS Corp.  (Fresno, CA)

— Intern [IE85569], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11133/

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

— Part-Time Internship – Systems National Cash Product Office-23404], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11137/

— INTERN – Business Analyst-234018, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11138/

— Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 2014 GOLD Summer Internship Program – 233701, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11136/

Hewlett-Packard Company (Roseville CA) 

— Global Cyber Security (GCS) Information Security Analyst Intern-1221923, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11144/

— Global Cyber Security (GCS) Information Security Analyst Intern-1217539, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11145/

— Firmware Software Engineer Intern-1219670, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11147/

Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA)

— System Validation Graduate Intern (MS/PhD Level)2014 – 723310, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11159/

— 2014 Summer Business Analyst Intern – 723607, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11157/

— Reliability Intern – 723756, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11156/

Intel Corporation (Santa Clara CA) 

— PDG Undergraduate Intern (BS Level) 2014 (723531), Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11158/

GEICO Entry-Level Jobs in Seattle!

GEICO seeks Zags for Jobs in Seattle!

Auto Damage Trainee
ZAGTRAX JOB # 11670
Seattle, Washington

Management Development Program – Auto Damage
ZAGTRAX JOB # 11743
Seattle, Washington

Southern California Internship Opportunities

Hello again, Zags! Check out these internships in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – most are for next spring. Happy finals studying!

Yahoo! Inc. (Santa Monica CA)

— Yahoo Legal Internships – Santa Monica, CA, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11105/

Yahoo! Inc.  (Burbank CA)

— Storage Systems Intern [1351826], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11106/

— DNS Operations Intern [1351815], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11107/

AECOM Technology Corp. (Los Angeles CA)

— Undergraduate Corporate Finance Internship [92671BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11109/

— MBA Corporate Finance Internship [92669BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11110/

Disney ABC Television Group (Burbank CA)

— Undergraduate Internship, Employee Communications – Security, Spring [151272BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11121/

— Los Angeles News Bureau Internship, ABC News – Summer 2014 [152672BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11117/

Disney Consumer Products (Glendale, CA)

— Graduate Intern, Systems Engineering, Spring [143441BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11124/

— User Research Internship, Disney Interactive- Spring 2014 [143708BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11122/

— Editorial & Operations Internship, Disney Interactive- Spring 2014 [151215BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11118/

— Product Analyst Internship – Glendale [152679BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11119/

— Undergraduate Intern, Digital and New Media Technologies, Spring [141275BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11126/

— Undergraduate or Graduate Intern, Audit – Information Technology [143673BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11127/

— Business Development MBA Internship, Disney Interactive- Spring 2014 [152841BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11113/

Disney ESPN, Inc. (Los Angeles CA)         

— Production Internship, Los Angeles – ESPN – Summer 2014 [151665BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11115/

— Production Operations Internship, Los Angeles – ESPN – Summer 2014 [151666BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11116/

CBS Studios Inc. CTD (Santa Monica CA)

— Finance Intern: Analyst [16846BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11130/

URS Corporation (San Diego, CA)

— Electrical Intern [IE80946], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11131/

Hulu (Los Angeles, CA)

— Corporate Accounting Intern, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11139/

— Public Relations Intern, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11140/

Hewlett-Packard Company (San Diego CA) 

— Business Analyst Intern (1216365), Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11143/

— Electrical Engineering / Field Programmable Gate Array Designer Intern-1219699, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11146/

Pacific Northwest Internship Opportunities

Hey, Zags! Just so that you have them all in one place, we’ve compiled a list of current internship opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy – and good luck studying for finals!

Disney Interactive Media Group (Seattle WA) 

— Ad Product Ops Internship- Disney Interactive/Seattle, WA- Spring 2014 [151380BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11123/

Intel Corporation (Hillsboro OR) 

— Software Development and Validation Intern – 723923, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11153/

— Intern, Platform Software – 721761, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11148/

— User Experience Intern – 724277, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11149/

— IT Application Developer Intern – 724113, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11150/

— Industrial Hygiene Intern Grad – 723853, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11154/

— Safety Engineer Intern Grad (723852), Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11155/

— IDGa Architecture Intern (MS/PhD Level) – 703112, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11151/

Intel Labs (Seattle WA)

— System Validation Engineer Intern (MS/PhD Level) 2014 – 724051, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11152/

Seattle Trek

Zags – consider attending the Seattle trek over break! It will take place January 9 and only costs $35 (It’s also only $50 if you attend both the Seattle and Portland treks!). Following is a list and bios of companies that we will visiting on the Seattle trek. Be sure to register now on ZagTrax to get your first choice company!

The Boeing Company is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites, and provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers in the world and is the second-largest aerospace & defense contractor. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Business, Engineering.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker and is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Business, Engineering.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also provides customized financial services, information technology, and truck parts related to its principal business. Kymeta is a Gonzaga Regent-owned, international telecommunications company. Kymeta is developing the next generation antennas for satellite communications enabling new types of mobile and fixed services. This is a special Engineering-focused excursion geared towards all Engineering and Computer Science majors. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: All disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Business.
Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,891 stores in 62 countries. Nordstrom, Inc. is an American upscale fashion retailer. Among their competitors, such Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom has both the largest number of store locations and the largest geographic footprint. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Business, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Retail.
BDA Inc. provides marketing services and branded merchandise for large companies, major sports leagues and global entertainment holding firms. BDA is a creative company that thinks beyond the common perception of promotional merchandise and ordinary marketing. Amazon.com, Inc. is an American international e-commerce company and is the largest online retailer in the world. Amazon also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Marketing, Merchandising, Advertising, Retail Management, Business Administration.
Mercer is an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm. Mercer is one of the largest consulting firms in the world, operating internationally in more than 40 countries with more than 19,000 employees. Accenture is one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. It is a multi-billion dollar company that has offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 54 countries. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Consulting, Finance, HR.
The University of Washington Medical School excursion is a special healthcare-focused excursion geared toward both nursing students and students hoping to continue on to medical school following undergraduate studies. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Nursing, Health Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Healthcare Management.

Portland Trek

Zags – consider attending the Portland trek over break! It will take place January 7 and only costs $35 (It’s also only $50 if you attend both the Seattle and Portland treks!). Following is a list and bios of companies that we will visiting on the Portland trek. Be sure to register now on ZagTrax to get your first choice company!

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Broad focus.
Waggener Edstrom is one of the world’s largest independent communications agencies in the United States. They are a partner to and champion of international market leaders since 1983 that have creative, bold ideas and the brave people that bring those companies to life. Edelman is the largest PR firm with 4,800 employees in more than 30 countries worldwide. Edelman was founded in 1952 on the desire to redefine the role of public relations and continues to create innovative ways to help clients participate in an ever-changing and increasingly connected world. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, International Relations.

 

Widmer Brothers Brewery is the 9th largest brewing company in the United States as part of the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. Mondelez, formerly Kraft, is the international producer and wholesaler of snack food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco. The Portland tour will include a tour of the Oreo bakery and operations offices, as well as a visit from the Regional Vice President. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including International Business, Sales, Marketing, Operations.

 

Ecova is a total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more and sustain more for their clients. Columbia Sportswear Company is a United States company that manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear. Columbia Sportswear also produces footwear, headgear, camping equipment, skiwear, and outerwear accessories. We will be visiting Ecova’s Portland office to learn about this leader in energy and sustainability consulting, then head to Columbia Sportswear for a tour and panel discussion with members from various departments. Ending the visit, we will have time to shop with a special discount for Trek participants. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Environmental Studies, Retail Management, HR, Finance, Business Administration.

 

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology company. It provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. HP is the world’s leading PC manufacturer and has been since 2007. This is a special Engineering-focused Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: All disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Business.

 

The Portland Timbers are an American professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. We will be visiting both teams’ facilities and learn about professional sports team operations and management. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Sport Management.

Office Manager at Philip G. McCarthey Financial Services

The Philip G. McCarthey Financial Services office is losing their long-time Office Manager! They are looking to give a recent Gonzaga grad an opportunity to get a foot in the door.

Applicants must:

  • Present a professional image (as this person will be the first contact for clients)
  • Express their demonstrated ability to be organized, outgoing, and have solid communication and customer relations skills.

Responsibilities include: answering phones, scheduling calendars, running a small office, handling correspondence and occasionally dealing with clients on routine service matters.

The position is M-Th, 8:30-4:30.
Hoping to fill immediately!

LOCATION
Salt Lake City, Utah
POSITION TYPE
Full-time Entry Level (Seniors/Recent Grads)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Employer:  Philip G McCarthey Financial Services
Name:  Philip McCarthey
Title:  Owner

Networking Tips

When it comes to finding a job, nothing beats good, old-fashioned networking – contacting friends, relatives and former colleagues, setting up face-to-face meetings in the hope of getting job referrals. Yes, it is awkward, but here’s why it simply has to be done: At any given time, about 80% of all available jobs aren’t posted in the classifieds or on job boards, says BH Careers International, a New York career-management firm. And 60% of people surveyed by BH said they got their last job by networking.

Here are 10 great networking tips to help you along the way:

  1. Prepare an “elevator speech” (see our previous blog post).
  2. Use your existing ties. Spread the word that you’re looking for a job and ask if anyone has a contact that might be able to offer advice.
  3. Target trade groups. Don’t waste time at big events – join the dominant trade or industry group in your area.
  4. Show interest in others. Stop focusing on you and what you need – take an interest in the other person. Ask questions and get the contacts talking about themselves and their business experience.
  5. Don’t ask for a job. Instead, seek advice. People are likelier to be more generous with their time if you’re asking for counsel rather than a job.
  6. Build relationships. Strangers won’t put their relationship on the line for you – build ties with new contacts before asking for help.
  7. Don’t be selfish. No matter how desperate you are, remember that networking is a two-way street.
  8. Don’t abuse relationships. 
  9. Follow through. Write a proper thank-you note. Keep people up-to-date on how things went with interviews, meetings, etc.
  10. Maintain your network. Cultivate ties even when you aren’t job hunting.

What tips have you found to be helpful in your own networking experience? Let us know!

Paid Internships in NorCal

PAID Internships in Northern California

from our friend Moryt at Internbound

Week of: 12/3/13
 

Marketo [San Mateo, CA]

Engineering Interns

Posting Link:       https://internbound.com/internship/11025/

Sales Development Intern

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11026/

Micron Technology, Inc. (Folsom CA) 

Intern Business Analyst Job [5181]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11030/

Intern Design Verification Engineer Job [5025]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11031/

Intern PCIe Hardware Verification Engineer Job [5026]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11032/

Intern ESG Software Development Engineer Job [5024]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11033/

Intern ESG Marketing Job [5042]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11034/

Intern ESG System Engineer Job [3840]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11035/

Rocket Fuel Inc. (Redwood City CA)

Engineering Internship 2014 – Web Applications Developer

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11044/

 SanDisk Corporation (Milpitas CA) 

Human Resources Job [11370]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11055/

ASIC IP Design Engineer Job [10306]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11056/

Internship: Circuit Design Job [10305]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11057/

Technical Community Manager Job [11026]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11054/

SAP Labs (Palo Alto CA)

Visual Designer P&I COO developer empowerment and culture  Job [US-57918262-EN-13-002]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11058/

Intern, Quality Assurance Job [US-57338435-EN-13-001]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11059/

Intern, Corporate Social Responsibility Job [US-57595033-EN-13-001]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11060/

Intern, Start-Up Focus Job [US-57783668-EN-13-001]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11061/

Satmetrix Systems, Inc.

Tech Writer Intern

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11062/

Seagate Technology LLC (Scotts Valley CA)

Intern – IT Performance – 137688

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11064/

Engineering Support Internship – 137242

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11065/

Engineering Support Intern – 137297

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11066/

Sherwin-Williams Company (Oakland CA)

College Intern [3733]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11067/

Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (S. F. CA)

SVB Internships Worldwide [1840]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11073/

Silicon Valley Bank (Santa Clara CA)

Staffing Internship (Year Round)

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11074/

Sony Computer Entertainment HQ (San Mateo CA)

Signal Processing/Speech Recognition Intern [05752]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11075/

PlayStation®Summer Internship Program

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11076/

NBC Universal (NBC San Jose CA)

Intern – News [11385BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11079/

Twitter, Inc. (San Francisco CA)

Ecosystem Strategy – Business Development Intern

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11082/

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